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Regional Morning Briefing: School grapples with 2 racial incidents; Demanding justice for DREAMERS | Daily Local Regional Morning Briefing: School grapples with 2 racial incidents; Demanding justice for DREAMERS
Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region.WEATHERWe should see sunny and nice weather today with a High of 71 degrees. Tonight will fall to a Low of 46 degrees with clear to partly cloudy conditions.CLICK HERE to check your local forecast.
Daily Local | October 20, 2017
Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series | Philly Tribune Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series
The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP…
Philly Tribune | October 20, 2017
Coatesville High grapples with 2 recent racial incidents | Daily Local Coatesville High grapples with 2 recent racial incidents
CALN >> It can help to talk about what's bothering you. That's what the Coatesville School District is learning in the wake of two troublesome racially tinged incidents involving district students in the past couple of weeks. First, after a black doll was found hanging from the school locker room ceiling, Coatesville high students had the chance to attend an open-ended discussion about how that im
Daily Local | October 19, 2017
Regional Morning Briefing: Students seen with racist pumpkin carvings; Region makes pitch to Amazon | Daily Local Regional Morning Briefing: Students seen with racist pumpkin carvings; Region makes pitch to Amazon
Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region.WEATHERCool to start, but we are in for a pretty nice day. Expect a lot of sunshine and the high should reach about 70 degrees.CLICK HERE to check your local forecast.
Daily Local | October 19, 2017
Owen J. Roberts High School receives full endorsement of Navy Junior ROTC program | Daily Local Owen J. Roberts High School receives full endorsement of Navy Junior ROTC program
SOUTH COVENTRY >> Having regained full endorsement of the United States Navy, Owen J. Roberts High School will now again operate as a fully-endorsed Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (NJROTC) program. On Saturday, Oct. 14, there was a reestablishment ceremony. The entire Cadet Corps marched in review, there was a drill demonstration and a "chair corps.
Daily Local | October 19, 2017
CEO: Economy purrs along at slow and steady pace | Daily Local CEO: Economy purrs along at slow and steady pace
DOWNINGTOWN >> For those who like speed, the upcoming economy won't be for you.But for those who are fine with slow and steady progress, this economy will suit just fine.That was the takeaway from a presentation by David B. Hanson, CEO of Fulton Financial Advisors, to members of the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday at the Downingtown Country Club.
Daily Local | October 19, 2017
Inside Business: How to prevent spread of cold and flu in workplace | Daily Local Inside Business: How to prevent spread of cold and flu in workplace
Now that cold and flu season is upon us (yet again!), it may be a good time to think about how you and coworkers can stay healthy and prevent the spread of a virus at the company. Consider the following questions and answers on the topic.Question: How long can a flu virus survive outside of the human body?Answer: Surprisingly, it depends on the virus strain and surface.
Daily Local | October 19, 2017
West Chester University men's soccer wins first ever PSAC title | Daily Local West Chester University men's soccer wins first ever PSAC title
EAST BRADFORD >> When the horn sounded, head coach Michael Benn and his West Chester soccer squad didn't do a whole lot of celebrating. In fact, the aftermath of Wednesday's 1-0 triumph over visiting Shippensburg was much like all of the other wins this season - and there have been a lot of those.
Daily Local | October 19, 2017
Local police officers ride school buses to preach safety | Daily Local Local police officers ride school buses to preach safety
WEST CHESTER >> Pass a school bus while it is loading or unloading students, and you'll immediately get a 60-day license suspension, five points on your driving record, and a $250 fine.Each year, an average of five students are killed because a motorist didn't obey school bus safety laws, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Board.
Daily Local | October 18, 2017
West Chester Borough Manager Michael Cotter resigns | Daily Local West Chester Borough Manager Michael Cotter resigns
WEST CHESTER >> Borough Council unanimously accepted the resignation of Borough Manager Michael Cotter, at Tuesday's work session.Denise Polk, W7, was absent.Mike Perrone will be busy serving as acting borough manager and five other job titles until a replacement for Cotter is hired.
Daily Local | October 18, 2017
Wolf selects Comitta to serve on Pa. Comission for Women | Daily Local Wolf selects Comitta to serve on Pa. Comission for Women
West Chester >> Gov. Tom Wolf Wednesday announced the appointment of state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-156, and 12 other civic and community leaders throughout the state to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission for Women."I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve on the governor's Commission for Women," said Comitta.
Daily Local | October 18, 2017
Regional Morning Briefing: Rally in Harrisburg against pipeline; rally in Montco against racist posts | Daily Local Regional Morning Briefing: Rally in Harrisburg against pipeline; rally in Montco against racist posts
Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region.WEATHERGet out the jackets again this morning, but you might be able to put them away this afternoon. Expect a bright, sunny day today with the high pushing into the 70s.CLICK HERE to check your local forecast.
Daily Local | October 18, 2017
Harleysville garden center aims to help Ryerss Farm horses | Daily Local Harleysville garden center aims to help Ryerss Farm horses
HARLEYSVILLE >> It's a little hard to hold your bag of candy when all you have are hooves.That's exactly why Daniel's Lawn and Garden Center, 1457 Sumneytown Pike, is lending a hand to Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines in Warwick Township with their Haunts to help Horses event.On Saturday, Oct.
Daily Local | October 18, 2017
Pottstown NAACP to host viewing of 'Marshall' at AMC Theater | Daily Local Pottstown NAACP to host viewing of 'Marshall' at AMC Theater
POTTSTOWN >> A special viewing of the movie Marshall is scheduled to make an appearance in Pottstown theaters this weekend, and the community has Pottstown's NAACP to thank.Members of the NAACP have been busy this month after finding out that the movie Marshall, a film that tells the story of an early trial in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, wouldn't be shown in Pottstown th
Daily Local | October 18, 2017
Phoenixville Police search for driver in hit-and-run | Daily Local Phoenixville Police search for driver in hit-and-run
PHOENXVILLE >> Phoenixville Police are asking for the public's help with identifying the driver of a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian.Police said in a Facebook post Wednesday that on Oct. 16 at around 1 p.m. a pedestrian was struck by a black pickup truck on Hall Street at Bridge Street.
Daily Local | October 18, 2017
Philadelphia's suburban counties give input to region's Amazon pitch | Daily Local Philadelphia's suburban counties give input to region's Amazon pitch
County officials in southeastern Pennsylvania have had input into the regional effort to attract Amazon's second headquarters to the Philadelphia area.Chester County Commissioners' Chairwoman Michelle Kichline said the counties were contacted by Matt Cabrey, executive director of Select Greater Philadelphia Council, asking them to be part of a regional response to Amazon's Request for Proposal.
Daily Local | October 18, 2017
Developer who plotted escape after fatal crash gets prison | Philly Tribune Developer who plotted escape after fatal crash gets prison
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York real estate developer caught trying to flee to South America following a fatal car crash in the Hamptons has been sentenced to three to nine years in state prison.
Philly Tribune | October 18, 2017
Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended | Philly Tribune Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended
Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler displays a photo of Radee Labeeb Prince, the suspect in a shooting at a business park in the Edgewood area of Harford County, Md., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Prince killed several co-workers and wounded others…
Philly Tribune | October 18, 2017
Photo of Coatesville students posing with pumpkins carved with racist symbols posted on social media | Daily Local Photo of Coatesville students posing with pumpkins carved with racist symbols posted on social media
CALN >> Coatesville Area School District officials and students are dealing with another incident in less than a week, and this time it is racially charged.Coatesville Superintendent Cathy Taschner emailed parents and the Daily Local News late Tuesday night about a photo circulating on social media reportedly of Coatesville students and former students, standing with pumpkins carved with racist sy
Daily Local | October 18, 2017
Kids rise to firefighter challenge at West Bradford Fire Company Open House | Daily Local Kids rise to firefighter challenge at West Bradford Fire Company Open House
WEST BRADFORD >> Township firefighters held their annual Open House Monday evening at their substation on Marshalton-Thorndale Road. Among the attraction was a vehicle rescue demonstration by Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company and the Chester County Hazardous Materials Team with their robot and various tools they use to control chemical spills.
Daily Local | October 18, 2017
Commissioners commemorate Community Planning Month | Daily Local Commissioners commemorate Community Planning Month
West Chester >> The Chester County Commissioners issued a proclamation in recognition of the work done by local, county, and regional planners in conjunction with the celebration of National Community Planning Month at today's public Sunshine Meeting."It's important to take the time to acknowledge the valuable efforts and contributions of local planners, including those who work for the Chester Co
Daily Local | October 18, 2017
Costello urges data security requirements in fed contracts | Daily Local Costello urges data security requirements in fed contracts
West Chester >> U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, R-6, joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee in sending a letter to the General Services Administration (GSA) requesting information on GSA's data security evaluations when considering and awarding federal contracts.
Daily Local | October 18, 2017
Pennsylvania state trooper pleads guilty in cocaine case | Daily Local Pennsylvania state trooper pleads guilty in cocaine case
WEST CHESTER >> The state trooper who purchased cocaine for his personal use from a confidential informant he was supervising while working at the Troop J Avondale state police barracks pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge in the case.According to terms of a plea agreement negotiated by the prosecution and defense and accepted by a Common Pleas judge, Jose Israel Lebron was sentenced
Daily Local | October 18, 2017
Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue | Philly Tribune Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Northern California homeowners allege in a lawsuit that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. failed to adequately protect its power lines before the region's deadly wildfires, a theory that state investigators are considering as they try to…
Philly Tribune | October 17, 2017
'Project Runway' fashion designer Mychael Knight dies | Philly Tribune 'Project Runway' fashion designer Mychael Knight dies
Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular competition show "Project Runway," has died. He was 39.
Philly Tribune | October 17, 2017
Newspaper lands easy scoop: Corvette crashes into its office | Philly Tribune Newspaper lands easy scoop: Corvette crashes into its office
The driver of a car that hit The Press of Atlantic City business and editorial office and crashed the window into the newsroom, talks to police off Washington Avenue, in Pleasantville, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (Vernon Ogrodnek/The Press of…
Philly Tribune | October 17, 2017
Case reveals legal rules of thumb tricky with iPhone sensors | Philly Tribune Case reveals legal rules of thumb tricky with iPhone sensors
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago is the latest to weigh in on still-disputed legal questions about whether law enforcement can order suspects to put their fingers on fingerprint sensors to unlock a smartphone, concluding it's not necessarily…
Philly Tribune | October 17, 2017
Lopez, Anthony, Rodriguez raise $35M for Puerto Rico relief | Philly Tribune Lopez, Anthony, Rodriguez raise $35M for Puerto Rico relief
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez, her ex-husband Marc Anthony and her current boyfriend Alex Rodriguez have raised more than $35 million for Puerto Rico hurricane relief.
Philly Tribune | October 17, 2017
Coatesville police arrest man wanted on gun and drug charges | Daily Local Coatesville police arrest man wanted on gun and drug charges
MALVERN >> Coatesville police announced on Tuesday the arrest of Douglass John Lambert IV, who was wanted on a warrant for gun and drug charges.Pennsylvania State Police, U.S. Marshall's service fugitive task force and Coatesville City VICE unit arrested Lambert on Tuesday. Coatesville police said he was found by surveillance, hiding out in a residence in the unit block of Whitelands Lane in Malve
Daily Local | October 17, 2017
Malvern area company makes inroads in Japan | Daily Local Malvern area company makes inroads in Japan
EAST WHITELAND >> A Malvern area company that has been making inroads with its non-drug treatment for depression announced an agreement with a Japanese firm that should increase its use there.Neuronetics Inc., which uses transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, to treat depression, said Monday it entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Teijin Pharma Limited, the core company of the
Daily Local | October 17, 2017
Regional Morning Briefing: Genuardi's founder dies; School responds to racist claims | Daily Local Regional Morning Briefing: Genuardi's founder dies; School responds to racist claims
Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region.WEATHERWell, that will wake you up. Quite chilly this morning, so take the jacket when hitting the road or bus stop. Expect the high to reach only about 61 degrees.CLICK HERE to check your local forecast.
Daily Local | October 17, 2017
Kennett area dentist charged with indecent assault on patient | Daily Local Kennett area dentist charged with indecent assault on patient
A Kennett area dentist has been charged with indecent contact with one of his female patients, according to Southern Chester County Regional Police.Maaen Aboafch, 37, of Kennett Square was charged on Oct. 11 with indecent assault and harassment, following an incident that occurred on Sept. 6, at New Garden Family Dentistry, 385 Starr Road, in New Garden Township.
Daily Local | October 17, 2017
Evolve IP buys N.J. company | Daily Local Evolve IP buys N.J. company
TREDYFFRIN >> Evolve IP, which bills itself as "The Cloud Strategy Company," Tuesday announced that it has acquired Clearlogin, an identity authentication technology provider based in Mountainside, New Jersey.Evolve said the purchase is part of the company's ongoing development strategy and will provide Identity-as-a-Service for solutions in the Evolve IP OneCloud platform, new international sales
Daily Local | October 17, 2017
Pennsylvania nurse's union director ousted amid financial irregularities | Daily Local Pennsylvania nurse's union director ousted amid financial irregularities
CONSHOHOCKEN >> The union representing 8,300 nurses and allied health professionals in Pennsylvania has announced that it has "demanded and received" the resignation of its executive director Bill Cruice. The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals made the announcement on Tuesday - one day after notifying its membership of the action.
Daily Local | October 17, 2017
Marilyn Hershey of Cochranville is Dairy Woman of the Year | Daily Local Marilyn Hershey of Cochranville is Dairy Woman of the Year
WEST FALLOWFIELD >> Dairy farmer Marilyn Hershey of Cochranville was named Dairy Woman of the Year at the 51st annual World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, on Oct. 4.She and her husband, Duane, have been operating their dairy farm on Althouse Road for more than 33 years. In addition to taking responsibility to the care of the calves, Marilyn, 53, also writes a column for the Hoard's Dairyman mag
Daily Local | October 17, 2017
Area residents, representatives rally in Harrisburg for pipeline safety | Daily Local Area residents, representatives rally in Harrisburg for pipeline safety
HARRISBURG >> More than 150 residents rallied and pushed for Gov. Tom Wolf to improve pipeline safety, Tuesday, at the state Capitol building.Moms and dads caravanned from Chester and Delaware counties, bringing along more than a dozen grade schoolers, in a bid to have their voices heard and make pipelines safer.
Daily Local | October 17, 2017
Disaster Assistance Services Center 3 | Philly Tribune Disaster Assistance Services Center 3
The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management opened a temporary Disaster Assistance Services Center to help victims of Hurricanes Maria and Irma that struck the Caribbean. Photos courtesy Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management.
Philly Tribune | October 16, 2017
Chris Brown collaborates with R. Kelly on new album | Philly Tribune Chris Brown collaborates with R. Kelly on new album
Chris Brown has revealed the lengthy tracklist for his new album, and has confirmed an exciting collaboration with R. Kelly for the upcoming record.
Philly Tribune | October 16, 2017
Though off field, 5 college cheerleaders to protest anthem | Philly Tribune Though off field, 5 college cheerleaders to protest anthem
In this Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 photo, five Kennesaw State University cheerleaders take a knee during the national anthem prior to a college football game against North Greenville, in Kennesaw, Ga. The group of cheerleaders from the college in Georgia…
Philly Tribune | October 16, 2017
Prosecutors seek 5-year term for ex-Philly district attorney | Philly Tribune Prosecutors seek 5-year term for ex-Philly district attorney
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors are urging a judge to sentence Philadelphia's former top prosecutor to the maximum term of five years in prison in a corruption case.
Philly Tribune | October 16, 2017